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Government-run schools and the brainwashing of American children

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Unless the Lord build the house, they labor in vain who build it” Psalm 127:1

Christians, members of Conservative Parties, and the church body as a whole are making a tremendously dangerous mistake regarding government run schools and Common Core. Public schools are a burning building into which we send children every day with a Dixie cup of water and a pat on the head, when what we should be doing is rescuing them from the fire.

Aside from the fact that government run schools are statistically an abysmal failure with regard to providing children with an education that leads to a successful life, such institutions also systematically uproot, dismantle and eradicate the Christian teachings many children receive at home.

It is naïve and foolish to believe a few hours a week in church will undo 30+ hours a week of brainwashing. Government schools are not merely secular institutions in which religion is not part of the curriculum. Rather, many are dedicated to ANTI-Christian tenets and the teaching of godlessness.

Spinning our Wheels

As one of the worst offenders regarding the belief that we can change the government’s indoctrination institution–A.K.A. public schools– I have contacted Congressmen many times about the travesty called “national education standards” and have also cheered for politicians who claimed their platform was to “defeat” Common Core and “take back our schools.”

Many times, otherwise intelligent individuals like myself and the politicians I know do not see what should be very clear until something takes the blinders from our eyes. For me, that moment was when I was asked to review an documentary called “IndoctriNation” for film writer and author, Colin Gunn.

I never again want to hear the phrase “take back our schools.”

Government schools were never “ours” to begin with, thus dismantling the fallacy that we can take them back. Stealing the school system from the government–which is essentially what we would have to do–and turning it into a learning institution based on traditional American values will never happen. The system is what it is and cannot be changed.

Many conservatives and Christians express concern on a daily basis about Common Core and what their children are being taught in public school. However, they make the fundamental mistake of attempting to wage war against the government on this issue, while their children are simultaneously being indoctrinated in an atheist-based education system.

While mom is sending e-mails to her congressman demanding public school curriculum reform, her son is learning that the world was formed by a cosmic accident. While dad is donating money to a politician who is going to “defeat” Common Core, his eight-year-old daughter is being taught homosexuality in the classroom without his permission.

By the time American citizens realize they are misguided in their attempts to fix public schools, it will be too late to save the generation now sitting in the classroom. For this reason, Christians should be educated about why they must remove their children from public school.

Waking the Sleeping Parents

We will never again have prayer in school, we will never again have a “neutral” curriculum that does not attempt to indoctrinate children with liberal philosophies, and we will never again have a majority of unbiased teachers who present both sides of any argument.

Gunn refers to our current education system as “Pharaoh’s school,” which obviously does not make sense to those who are not of the Christian faith: however, it is merely another way of saying that this well-organized system is nothing more than a pagan learning institution.

Sending Children to Their Doom While Asking for God’s Blessing

A godless society is the result of children receiving a godless education and that is what we have in America. Conservative values are ridiculed and scorned, while liberal ideology is celebrated. This attitude, embraced by the masses, was learned in the school of the government. Therefore, rather than running around cheering for politicians who want to “overturn Common Core,” we should instead see the futility of this approach and remove our children from a place where God has already told us they do not belong:

In the First Psalm, Christians read “Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night.” (NIV) How can we send our children to public school and expect them or ourselves to be blessed? According to the aforementioned scripture, we are sending them into the precise environment God told us to avoid.

God will not honor the efforts of parents or politicians to reform the house that humanism built because such efforts are nothing more than an attempt to compromise with a pagan system built on the foundation of atheism. God will only honor the prayers we pray over our children’s minds if we follow his instructions and ensure our children are not placed in the government’s institution of indoctrination.

A Task Assigned to Parents Delegated to the Government

The Bible tells us that we are to train up our children in the way they should go, not turn this task over to a godless government. However, on a daily basis, numerous Christian parents turn their children over to total strangers about whom they know nothing and allow them to indoctrinate their minds for 12 straight years.

It is s fact that only 12 percent of children raised in Christian homes graduate from public school still embracing their faith. A whopping 88 percent graduate as liberals who no longer believe the Bible. This statistic alone dismantles the argument of many well-meaning Christians and Pastors who believe that their children can be “the salt of the earth” and effectively witness for Christ in a public school.

If we sent missionaries overseas to Africa, India and similar countries to convert people to Christianity and 88 percent of them came home converted to pagan religions instead, wouldn’t we realize we were doing something wrong? Mathew 8:13 asks us “..what good salt is if it has lost its savor?” Children and teachers cannot be the “salt of the earth” in public schools, because the minute they say the name of Jesus they are silenced: Salt without savor.

Every Christian parent and Christian pastor in the United States should sacrifice a tiny fraction of their life to view the movie IndoctriNation, which won the Jubilee Award for Best Documentary at the 2012 San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival. The movie digs deep into the disturbing, abominable and devilish tenets taught to children in public school and how they are cleverly disguised as “national standards.” Stop trying to rebuild the Devil’s house and remove your children from Pharaoh’s school.

Unless the Lord build the house, they labor in vain who build it” Psalm 127:1

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  1. Marcia

    August 7, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    Your courage to tell the truth gives me hope. That doesn’t happen much anymore, thanks Jesse!

  2. Raz Schultz

    August 8, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    Wow! What a sobering report that should alert us and wake us up to an awareness of how the public schools are doing their best to corrupt our helpless children. This is the main reason so many young people believed they should support a socialist for President of the United States! Thank you, Jesse!

  3. Sharon

    August 9, 2017 at 6:21 am

    I enjoyed reading this article. Broadt once again has tackled a hard subject–the hijacking of our school system by the government. As I recall, there is no law that states one must send their children to public school, only a law that states a reasonable attempt must be made to educate one’s child. Public schools began as a way to ensure poor children and those unable to afford an education any other way, would be educated. However, at present, the school system is not following that very basic rule. It has, as all things run by the government, become a runaway cash cow for administrators, teachers, supervisors and for whatever else is deemed “necessary” to educate children. In my book, there is no excuse for this. The government should not be running our schools. We ARE the government, but we the people can’t seem to understand that concept. Thank you taking on another big issue. Beautifully written piece!

  4. Aleks Mavric

    December 16, 2018 at 12:28 pm

    Religion is also brainwashing…. atheism is a belief system, christianity is also a belief system.

    Religion = dogmatism.

    Spirituality is not a belief, it’s a methaphysical connection to reality which transcends all belief systems. Belief systems get in the way of realizing true spirituality.

    Defending belief systems is low consciousness. You can only defend beliefs when you don’t know that all beliefs are false. Study epistemology…. don’t believe anything more than 50%

    Jess clearly has no understanding of the spiral dynamics evolutionary model and is brainwashed and deceived.

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The real story here is that a radical activist took on high school kids

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The real story here is that a radical activist took on high school kids

The Covington Catholic School story has taken on a life of its own. What started as an attack against MAGA hat-wearing teens who supposedly went after a Native American Vietnam War veteran has turned into a witch hunt by leftist mainstream media to prove their righteous indignation towards the kids was justified.

But at the core of the story is something that most seem to be missing. Nathan Phillips isn’t a random activist. He’s an outspoken radical who intentionally inserts himself into situations to draw attention to his cause. We saw this clearly the day after the viral video was shot (but before it went viral) when he tried to storm a Catholic church to disrupt worship services. Those are not the actions of a peace-seeking, mild-mannered activist for Native American rights. They’re the actions of someone seeking trouble for the sake of attention.

Then, there’s the question of claims that he was a combat veteran who fought during the Vietnam War. To be fair, these are not necessarily his assertions, though I haven’t read everything he’s said about that period in his life. But mainstream media has painted him on multiple occasions as essentially a war hero. His claims have been that he was a “Vietnam times veteran,” which is obviously meant to insinuate he participated.

Thankfully, many of the publications that painted this picture of Phillips have since started editing their stories. Nevertheless, the damage is done. His reputation as a Vietnam War hero is still prominent in the eyes of those who read the initial stories and haven’t gone back to reread them since the corrections were made. We can assume that means nearly none of them have learned of the correction. That’s why he’s still being widely labeled as such on social media.

One of his claims to fame is that he starred in a Skrillex video that depicted armed opposition against law enforcement as a potential solution for those who are being forced from their homes by a land developer.

The sum of the parts of this story paint a very strange picture of Phillips. There is absolutely nothing wrong with activism for the sake of Native American rights. The cause is a righteous one and most activists are doing their part to properly bring awareness to the American people while working with governments in their plight.

Phillips doesn’t fall into that category. His stories keep changing, but the truth is still a mystery.

As our EIC noted yesterday, he claims to be a hero but he’s not.

Nathan Phillips claims to be a hero, but he’s the reason “MAGA kids” are now being demonized

http://noqreport.com/2019/01/22/nathan-phillips-claims-hero-hes-reason-maga-kids-now-demonized/There have been multiple shifts of the narrative being pushed by mainstream media about the Covington Catholic School “MAGA kids” since it first went viral. Each shift further demonstrates the far-left’s unhinged nature and mainstream media’s desire to attack conservative Christians no matter what the facts of the matter say.

All of this goes back to Nathan Phillips, the Native American who sparked the incident by trying to march through the group of kids. It wasn’t necessarily his actions that should be condemned, but how he portrayed the whole situation and his role in it have perpetuated the falsehoods that are being reported by mainstream media even today.

This all brings us back to his “opposition,” or at least the people he apparently opposes. By no means do I believe these kids are innocent. They’re kids. They were thrown into a situation they didn’t know how to handle, but even in those circumstances they handled it fairly well. Nick Sandmann, the “smirking MAGA kid” who was literally at the center of the initial controversy, is having to go on air to defend himself, his school, and to try to prevent the threats that have hit their community.

It’s a disgrace that these kids couldn’t just go to the March for Life unscathed. The trashy people who continue to dig into their pasts, shame them, and threaten their lives are being driven by the progressive worldview that is intolerant of the hats they wore.


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Tentative deal reached to end Los Angeles teachers strike

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Tentative deal reached to end Los Angeles teachers strike

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A crowd of teachers roared its approval after a tentative deal was announced Tuesday between Los Angeles school officials and the union that will allow educators to return to classrooms after a six-day strike in the nation’s second-largest district.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, accompanied by leaders of United Teachers Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Unified School District, announced the agreement at City Hall a few hours after a 21-hour bargaining session ended before dawn.

“I’m proud to announce that, pending approval by the teachers represented by UTLA and educational professionals and this Board of Education, we have an agreement that will allow our teachers to go back to work on their campuses tomorrow,” Garcetti said.

Union President Alex Caputo-Pearl said the 30,000 members would vote later Tuesday, and he expected approval. A union summary of the agreement called it “historic” and urged teachers to vote yes to ratify. Educators met with UTLA representatives to familiarize themselves with the details before casting ballots.

It wasn’t clear when the vote results would be known, but teachers were expected to be back at work on Wednesday.

The deal was broadly described by officials at the news conference as including a 6 percent pay hike and a commitment to reduce class sizes over four years.

Specifics provided later by the district and the union included the addition of more than 600 nursing positions over the next three school years. Additional counselors and librarians were also part of the increase in support staff.

Marianne O’Brien said the need for additional support staff was one of the main reasons she walked picket lines. “This is not just for teachers. It’s also for counselors, nurses, psychologists and social workers,” said O’Brien, who teaches 10th grade English.

The new contract also eliminates a longstanding clause that gave the district authority over class sizes, officials said. Grades 4 through 12 would be reduced by one student during each of the next two school years and two pupils in 2021-2022.

District Superintendent Austin Beutner said he was delighted the deal was reached. But he hinted that financial challenges remained.

“The issue has always been how do we pay for it?” Beutner said. “That issue does not go away now that we have a contract. We can’t solve 40 years of underinvestment in public education in just one week or just one contract.”

Under the tentative agreement, the district, the union and the mayor’s office will work jointly to “advocate for increasedcounty and state funding” for Los Angeles schools, according to the UTLA summary.

The Board of Education met in closed session on Tuesday and was expected to move quickly to ratify the deal, which would expire at the end of June 2022.

The deal came as teachers in Denver were finishing up a vote on whether to go on strike as soon as next Monday. The main sticking point is increasing base pay and lessening teachers’ reliance on one-time bonuses for having students with high test scores or working in a high-poverty school.

In Oakland, California, some teachers called in sick last week as part of an unofficial rally over their contract negotiations, which also hinge partly on a demand for smaller class sizes.

Thousands of boisterous educators, many wearing red, and their supporters gathered on the steps outside City Hall.

The crowd began cheering, blowing horns and chanting the initials of Caputo-Pearl as the smiling union leader emerged from the building and walked through the throng.

Joaquin Flores, a special education teacher, said he believed he would support the deal unless it weakened health care or didn’t go far enough to reduce class size.

“It’s almost like metaphoric,” Flores said. “The sun’s out. When we started, it was all rainy and cold. I feel like it’s a new day.”

Teacher Sharon Maloney said she was reluctant to support the deal without seeing the details. She was skeptical that the district had made enough concessions on class size, health care benefits for new teachers or that the superintendent would spend enough of about $2 billion in reserves.

“I suspect the motives of Beutner,” Maloney said. “If he doesn’t release some of that $2 billion and there’s no understanding for moving forward how he’s going to cut out this crap that we’re running at a deficit and yet our reserves are going up every year.”

Talks resumed Thursday at Garcetti’s urging. The mayor does not have authority over LAUSD, but he sought to help both sides reach an agreement after nearly two years of fruitless talks.

Clashes over pay, class sizes and support-staff levels in the district with 640,000 students led to its first strike in 30 years and prompted the staffing of classrooms with substitute teachers and administrators.

The district maintained that the union’s demands could bankrupt the school system, which is projecting a half-billion-dollar deficit this budget year and has billions obligated for pension payments and health coverage for retired teachers.

Teachers hoped to build on the “Red4Ed” movement that began last year in West Virginia and moved to Oklahoma, Kentucky, Arizona, Colorado and Washington state. It spread from conservative states with “right to work” laws that limit the ability to strike to the more liberal West Coast with strong unions.

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Associated Press writers John Antczak and John Rogers contributed to this report.

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PragerU: Do college students support abortion or life?

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PragerU Do college students support abortion or life

Progressive indoctrination centers, better known as American universities, have been pushing students towards a leftist worldview for decades. One might start believing the mainstream media narrative that college students are overwhelmingly pro-abortion based solely on other things we’ve seen coming out of college campuses.

PragerU tackled the issue. While nothing in this video will shock anyone, it’s a good cross-section of perspectives that likely reflects what’s actually going on at universities like UCLA. Will Witt went there and found the standard answers on both sides of the board. While the majority were pro-abortion, two pro-life students were found. Their responses were clearly more thought through than the answers given by their pro-abortion counterparts.

This leads to my next article. I’m starting to believe that if people are given all the information about abortion, and more importantly about the life attributes of preborn babies, they’d be more willing to accept a pro-life perspective.

Of all the challenges facing America today, the abortion issue is the most directly tied to life and death, literally. A world without abortion can only be achieved when we’re willing to have the conversations with everyone regardless of their current stance.


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